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JANUARY 2012     FEATURED ARTIST:  
MALACHI McCORMICK Calligraphy and Beyond
[2nd Saturday Art Reception Jan 14th]
FRIDAY
JAN 6
8pm

Full Awareness Reality Theater Gathering And Symposium
TALKSHOW: FULL AWARENESS REALITY THEATER GATHERING AND SYMPOSIUM
  New talk show entertainment format. Your hosts, Geoff, Jason and Steve, present forward-looking guests, stories, movie shorts and images. Tonight's featured guest is astrologer ADRIANNA who will take a look at the birth chart of the United States of America examining the intriguing planetary influences of this historical moment.
   Popcorn!

Hey! Want to be a guest on the show and share the foward-thinking subject you are excited about? Contact Steve or Geoff at the BookCafe.

SATURDAY
JAN 7
 
SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK   

8pm


Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON
DRUMMING MEDITATION FOR WORLD PEACE
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon to invigorate the positive energies of our world.  
   
Bring your drum or play one of ours.
Mandala
9pm MEDITATION
  FOR WORLD
  PEACE

15 mins

SUNDAY
JAN 8
2pm

SPECIAL: PHYLLIS ALDEN BIRTHDAY BASH
Singer-songwriter, musician, comedienne, artist, and cat-rock creator performs with friends to celebrate her birthday.

FRIDAY
JAN 13
6-8

CURTIS HIGH SCHOOL TALENT NIGHTTeen Talent

   hosted by Gabriella!

  8:30 to be announced
SATURDAY
JAN 14
 12-6   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA MOISE
6pm

SECOND SATURDAY: MALACHI McCORMICK
Reception and projection collage of McCORMICK's calligraphy and books art exhibition.

SUNDAY
JAN 15
12:30 MEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons. Facilitated by Gera Clark
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, usually here at ETG but sometimes elsewhere. Check their website for more info
FRIDAY
JAN 20
8pm Bob Coroy and Norm Pederson
MUSIC: BOB CONROY and NORM PEDERSON  Traditional and original tunes and stories.
SATURDAY
JAN 21
7pm THEATER: “JOSEPHINE BAKER IS HERE”
SUNDOG THEATER presents DOLORES CAMPER as Josephine Baker: Dancer-Singer/War Hero/Civil Rights Activist in this one-woman show written and directed by Morna Murphy Martell with songs by Ralph Martell.
  8:30 MUSIC: LAIBLE BLU Innovative and unique Jewish Folk-Rock Singer-Songwriter
SUNDAY JAN 22 2-4
Staten Island Acoustic Music SocietyPARTICIPATORY MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play together. All skill levels. Email SIAMS for more info...

THURSDAY
JAN 26

COAHSI

8pm M.C.EscherARTISTS SALON: SHOW AND TELL & NETWORKING PARTY
Calling all Staten Island artists! Share your artwork, music, poetry, performance, paintings, sketchbook, sculpture, movie, whatever. Artists need to see what their neighbors are up to. Come and share your activity at this COAHSI-sponsored event. You can bring CDs and DVDs of images, or your website gallery whatever. We have projector, sound system, lighting and more to help you share your work.

FRIDAY
JAN 27

8pm

MUSIC: Folk artists VINCENT VOK and PETER ARVO share the bill!

SATURDAY
JAN 28

CABARET: 4710 -
YEAR OF THE DRAGON OPEN CABARET.
Bring your Dragon-themed material or improvise some on the spot at this special open-mic event. Featured performers include DRAGON'S VOICE and THE MAGICAL FRIEND. You can bring digital material on DVD, flash-drive, or web. Timeslot 10 minutes or less. Prepare to tell how your expression relates to the YEAR OF THE DRAGON.
PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS!
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS

FEBRUARY 2012         FEATURED ARTIST:

 

Malachi McCormick Calligraphy and Beyond until February 7th
Chandini Panilla  Paintings 2nd Saturday Art Opening Reception Feb 11th

FRIDAY
FEB 3

 

8pm

S.I.OUTLOUD: MARK TWAIN 
Staten Island OutLOUD presents the short story by Twain:
HOW NANCY JACKSON MARRIED KATE WILSON
;
plus some reading from Tom Sawyer. Visit their website for more info.

SATURDAY
FEB 4
6pm
ART CLOSING SPECIAL: MALACHI McCORMICK
Malachi McCormickThe Calligraphic Book
   Mr. McCormick is an Irish historian, poet, artist and calligrapher. His exhibition of hand-made books is calligraphed and adorned with his artwork. Tonight he will talk about books and book-making in history and read a few selections from his work.

8pm


Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON
DRUMMING MEDITATION FOR WORLD PEACE
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon to invigorate the positive energies of our world.  
   
Bring your drum or play one of ours.
Mandala
9pm MEDITATION
  FOR WORLD
  PEACE

15 mins

FRIDAY
FEB 10

8pm

Full Awareness Reality Theater Gathering And Symposium
VARIETY SHOW: New entertainment format.
   Your hosts, Geoff and Steve, present forward-looking guests, true stories, movie shorts and live music by the Symphony Orchestra.
  TONIGHT:
BABY DRONES: Robots through history. BAD GAS PROBLEM: How much Fracking is there? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW: An intriguing Crop Circle Code; TRILLION: Exponential number numbness; AND MORE!
  Featured guest, astrologer ADRIANNA who will taking another look at the birth chart of the United States of America.
    Plus the live music of the Symphony Orchestra, with Anthony DiBlasio! and...
   Popcorn!

Hey! Is there a foward-thinking subject you are excited about? Want to be a guest on the show and share about it? Contact Steve or Geoff at the BookCafe.

stv n geoff
free

 
SATURDAY
FEB 11
 
 1-6pm   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA M.   $20
6pm

Chandini Panilla

ART OPENING RECEPTION:
CHANDINI PINILLA

Paintings by this talented local artist. Free refreshments.

8pm

Cadre Of Two

 

 MUSIC: CADRE OF TWO  Dennis and Hiroko perform their lively philosophical songs; now with dancers!

SUNDAY
FEB 12
2pm

Jakoostik

MUSIC: JAKOOSTIK from Jamaica! Three amazing acoustic musicians traveling through these parts make a lively and powerful beautiful sound. Don't miss this rare opportunity.

FRIDAY
FEB 17
8pm

   MOVIE: INSIDE JOB   From filmmaker Charles Ferguson comes this sobering, Oscar-winning documentary that presents in comprehensive yet cogent detail the pervasive and deep-rooted corruption that led to the global economic meltdown of 2008. Through unflinching interviews with key financial insiders, politicos, journalists and academics, Ferguson paints a galling portrait of an unfettered financial system run amok -- without accountability. Actor Matt Damon narrates.

SATURDAY
FEB 18
8pm

MUSIC: BOB CRISELLI  Love songs.
    Stressed out?  SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), too many bills? RELAX with Bob playing his soft, easy-going pop and personal folk style picking and sing-along  with friends.

SUNDAY
FEB 19
12:30 MEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons. Facilitated by Gera Clark
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, usually here at ETG but sometimes elsewhere. Check their website for more info
WEDNESDAY
FEB 22
6pm

Shoot Hoops Not GunsOPEN MIC: SHNG Spoken Word and more. Please donate what you can to benefit SHOOT HOOPS NOT GUNS at this event. Hosts: CYCLONUS and OUSMANI.

FRIDAY
FEB 24
7:30

Harry Oppenhiemer

 

MUSIC: HARRY OPPENHEIMER: Appalacian Dulcimer

8:30

Jonathan Lowell  MUSIC: JONATHAN LOWELL Traveling singer songwriter returns to Staten Island to play banjo and guitar songs in his old home town.

SATURDAY
FEB 25
8pm CABARET: 4710 -
YEAR OF THE DRAGON OPEN CABARET.
Bring something Dragon-themed (or you can improvise some on the spot) at this special open-mic event. Other material is OK, too. Featured performers include DRAGON'S VOICE and THE MAGICAL FRIEND. We can support your digital material on DVD, flash-drive, or web. Timeslot 10 minutes or less.
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
MARCH 2011     FEATURED ARTIST:  
ZLATKO PAUNOV reliefs and more
[2nd Saturday Art Reception Mar 10]
FRIDAY
MAR 9
7pm

Thrive movie  ZEITGEIST-DAY: MOVIE
  "THRIVE"
    THRIVE is a film about the core patterns that engender and sustain life. It is a wake up call to the extent to which power has been consolidated and abused by an elite few, and it is an invitation to join in the brightest possibilities that can be liberated when we think critically and take a stand for liberty. In short, THRIVE is about real ways in which ordinary citizens can actively shift the power structures blocking the free flow of energy that enables all of life to thrive.

THRIVE is a true story about our lives, and we have some deep work to do.

About ZEITGEIST DAY:
  “Zeitgeist Day”, or ZDAY for short, is an annual, global event day which occurs in the middle of March, each year. The goal is to increase public awareness of the global sustainability movement called The Zeitgeist Movement and The Venus Project.  MORE INFO: the zeitgeist movement 

SATURDAY
MAR 10
 
 1-6pm   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA M.   $20
6pm SECOND SATURDAY ART RECEPTION: ZLATKO PAUNOV: his classical skills in sculptured relief wall hangings and more. Snacks and beverage. Slideshow.
8pm

FULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.
   
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours.

drumming

(I found the below online:)

Why do people go to Drum Circles?

  • For fun.
  • Sense of community.
  • Introduction to rhythm and percussion technique.
  • Musical expression.
  • Health benefits: stress-reduction, creative expression, and feeling better.
  • Experience of unity.

What is a community drum circle?

THURS  MAR 15
Store closes at 6:30

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6:30

Transportation Alternatives Staten Island
  Monthly Meeting for people dedicated to improving the Staten Island experience for human-powered vehicals. This special meeting happens after hours while the regular store is closed.

FRIDAY
MAR 16
7:30 Jay Weichun, Growing Food On Staten Island
NEW VIDEO: GROWING FOOD ON STATEN ISLAND with Jay Weichun. Video Screening, Presentation, and SEED EXCHANGE.
SATURDAY
MAR 17
 

ST PATRICKS DAY
Gypsy Flutes
SPECIAL: SAINT PATRICKS DAY w/ GYPSY FLUTES! BOBALOO AND TRACY BASEY bring Stories, Pipes and Drums of mystical Ireland and the saints of old.

SUNDAY
MAR 18
12:30 MEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons. Facilitated by Gera Clark
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, usually here at ETG but sometimes elsewhere. Check their website for more info
FRIDAY
MAR 23
8pm Phoebe Blue And The Make Baleaves
MUSIC: PHOEBE BLUE and the MAKE BALEAVES
9pm

The Humans
MUSIC: THE HUMANS


SATURDAY
MAR 24
3pm WORKSHOP: Knitting with plastic bags, guided by Nan
8pm OPEN MIC: 4710 -
YEAR OF THE DRAGON OPEN CABARET.
If you have it, include your Dragon-themed material or even improvise some on the spot at this special open-mic. We can support your digital material on DVD, flash-drive, or web. Timeslot 10 minutes or less.
SUNDAY
MAR 25
2-4
Staten Island Acoustic Music SocietyPARTICIPATORY MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play together. All skill levels. Email SIAMS for more info...
THURSDAY
MAR 29
8pm COAHSI
ART OPEN MIC: COAHSI “Show & Tell” OPEN STAGE PROJECT Bring your artwork, writing, movie, song, music, or performance to share with the community. AUDIENCE WANTED, please join.
FRIDAY
MAR 30
6-8

Curtis High School Kaleidoscope Open Mic
CURTIS HIGH SCHOOL:
KALEIDOSCOPE TEEN OPEN MICTeen Talent

   hosted by Gabriella!

  8:00

Shoot Hoops Not Guns

OPEN MIC: SHNG Spoken Word and more. Please donate what you can to benefit SHOOT HOOPS NOT GUNS at this event. Hosts: CYCLONUS and OUSMANI.

SATURDAY
MAR 31
8pm Bob Conroy and Norm Pederson
MUSIC: Bob Conroy and Norm Pederson
Bob Conroy and Norm Pederson draw from their long and varied experience in the traditional music genre to present an evening of songs from around the corner and around the the world. Veterans of the 1960s folk revival and longtime members of the quintet STOUT.
  9pm

Morty Stan Bob and Al

MUSIC: MORTY, STAN, AL, TERRY & JOANNE

Morty Jacobi with Stan Jay, Terry Russo, Al Sklar & Joanne Gleish.

 
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
APRIL 2012     FEATURED ARTIST:  
paintings by NICIE MOKRZYCKI
[2nd Saturday Art Reception ]
FRIDAY
APRIL 6

8pm


Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON
DRUMMING MEDITATION FOR WORLD PEACE
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon to invigorate the positive energies of our world.  
   
Bring your drum or play one of ours.
Mandala
9pm MEDITATION
  FOR WORLD
  PEACE

15 mins

SATURDAY
APRIL 7
4pm BOOK REPORT: Anitra Nelson “LIFE WITHOUT MONEY: Building Fair and Sustainable Communities” Visiting author presents ideas from her new book, a collection of authors exploring the money problem and alternatives.
7pm MUSIC: DAVEY CROCKET: Local rockers R. Alvaro Herrera (Bass Guitar), J. Daniel Pentangelo (Drums, Voice, &c.) and Julian Rosen (Guitar, Voice). New album: “So Many Teeth.”
8pm

MUSIC: CALVIN JOHNSON AND THE HIVE DWELLERS: Touring band from Olympia, Washington. The Hive Dwellers emit a pelt of bright, shiny NOW with a love of pop music using Guitar, bass, drums and vocals. $5 suggested donation to help them with their traveling expenses.

CLOSED FOR EASTER SUNDAY. ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL DAY! SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

FRIDAY
APRIL 13
3-5 KID WORKSHOP: DRAGON HATS with Hiroko! Kids build their own dragon head hat they can wear in the Dragon Parade at the St George Day Festival.
8pm MUSIC: PETER ARVO and VINCENT VOK share a set of original folk music.
9pm

MUSIC: DENNIS MALENFANT: Masterful guitarist with original arrangements of classic tunes.

SATURDAY
APRIL 14
 
SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK   
 1-6pm   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA M.   $20
2pm AUTHOR: JESSICA MARIA TUCCELLI: "GLOW" Local author presents her new book, “a tale of ghosts, slavery, racism and redemption..."
6pm ART RECEPTION: NICIE MOKRZYCKI Paintings Reception with the artist features snacks and refreshments.
8pm

MUSIC: Rudi Mwongozi Original Jazz Keyboard jams tonight.

SUNDAY
APRIL 15
12:30 MEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons. Facilitated by Gera Clark
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, usually here at ETG but sometimes elsewhere. Check their website for more info
THURS  APRIL 19
THIRD THURSDAY        Store closes at 6:30    

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6:30

Transportation Alternatives Staten Island
  Monthly Meeting for people dedicated to improving the Staten Island experience for human-powered vehicals. This special meeting happens after hours while the regular store is closed.

FRIDAY APRIL 20
FESTIVAL PREPARATION FOR ST GEORGE DAY  Tonight the Book Cafe becomes a workshop of final preparations for tomorrow’s arts and Earth Day neighborhood community festival outside in the street and Tompkinsville Park.
SATURDAY
APRIL 21
12-8

St George Day Festival
St George Day Festival

in Tompkinsville Park. All-volunteer, grass-roots, community-building project of the people power of Staten Island. EARTH DAY, BANDS, DANCERS, ART AROUND THE PARK, STOP N SWAP, KIDS CRAFTS, YOUNG PERSONS STAGE, GIANT DRAGON PUPPET SHOW, SPOKEN WORD STAGE, DRAGON PARADE, VENDORS/WORKSHOPS, LIVE ART, BOOK FAIRE, & more! Performers include: Joan Caddell and the Midnight Choir; Audiometry; Peter Zummo; Soni Moreno; Rudi Mwongozi; Gypsy Flutes; Alergic to B's; Wafoo Jazz Experiment; Elaina y Julian de Universal Peace; Zero Boy the Human Cartoon; Xiaolin Martial Arts Lion Dance; Cadre of Two; Jajrian Jones; Neesa Sunar; Jim Indell; The Lou Russo; John Sarantos; Giga Herbs; Hiroko Otani; Doug Grim; Christine Dixon; Donna Maxon; Pink Diamond Steppers; Clown Watson Kawecki; Liam Mehlich; Creative Hub; Sun Skeleton; Curtis High School Kaleidoscope; Shoot Hoops Not Guns; S.I. OutLOUD!; local authors and more!
Check the ST GEORGE DAY FESTIVAL website: www.stgeorgedaysi.org

FRIDAY
APRIL 27
8-10
Marguerite RivasAUTHOR: MARGUERITE RIVAS:
New Book launch party!
"TELL NO ONE: POEMS OF WITNESS" Music performances, beatnik jams and more to celebrate RIVAS’s beautiful new publication.
SATURDAY
APRIL 28
4pm FREE WORKSHOP:
NAN’S PLASTIC FANTASTIC

Learn how to knit your plastic bags into wall hangings and more.
Join Nan to prepare for the SECOND SATURDAY FESTIVAL in September.
6-10 ST GEORGE DAY AFTER-PARTY & RE-CAP HAPPENING Join the manifestation team of artists, teachers, gardeners, helpers and volunteers of the SGD Festival. ETG will be hosting this POT-LUCK PARTY Bring something to share: Food, Drink, Photos & Video of the festival to share and celebrate.
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
MAY 2012     FEATURED ARTIST:  
Kelly Williams photographer
[Art Reception Thursday May 3rd]

THURSDAY
MAY 3rd

6-8
Kelly Williams
ART RECEPTION:
KELLY WILLIAMS
Portraits and photographs of Staten Island luminary and Bete Midler impersonator, DONNA MAXON. Also featuring live music, snacks and refreshments courtesy of the artist.
FRIDAY
MAY 4
8pm

ANTI-FOLK MELANGE with BLURPLE, JOE CROW RYAN, TIMMY ROT, JORDAN P, JJ HAYES, THOMAS FUCALORO, THE GRAND PEPPER OF REALITY. Bernard King presents this multi-boro hybrid of anti-folk creativity.

SATURDAY
MAY 5

3PM

  "Border Patrol Nation: The Rise of the Immigration Enforcement Industrial Complex"
Daniel Stein and Todd Miller will discuss the dramatic increase in border patrol activity that they have witnessed, and which form the basis for Mr. Miller's book project.
The increasingly militarized border patrol presence is not simply confined to the Southern US border itself, but it extends to gated communities from the SuperBowl to Native American nations.

8pm

FULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.
   
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours.

drumming

(I found the below online:)

Why do people go to Drum Circles?

  • For fun.
  • Sense of community.
  • Introduction to rhythm and percussion technique.
  • Musical expression.
  • Health benefits: stress-reduction, creative expression, and feeling better.
  • Experience of unity.

What is a community drum circle?

TUESDAY
MAY 8
8pm

THEATER SET : SHORT PLAYS created by Wagner College theater students. These are their end-of-year final projects, presented by ERIC PETILLO and PRERNA BHATIA.

WEDNESDAY
MAY 9

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7pm

 MOVIE: “BREAKING AWAY”  In celebration of Bike Month and Transportation Alternatives' Tour de Staten Island on May 12 (tourdestatenisland.org), ETG Book Cafe will be screening the bike-tastic classic Breaking Away at 7:00 PM.  Popcorn provided, BYOBike.  transalt.org/events/calendar/5846

FRIDAY
MAY 11
8pm
Doug Grim

MUSIC: DOUGLAS GRIM You have heard this Staten Island keyboardist in the Subways playing Mussorgsky and Keith Emerson and original electronica. Now experience him on the ETG stage!

Guitar singer MICHAEL CARPENTER will open the show.

Doug Grim Dougn Grim

SATURDAY
MAY 12

 
SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK   
 1-6pm   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA M.   $20
6pm

Art CollageSECOND SATURDAY ART EVENT:
KELLY WILLIAMS

Photographs of local luminary and Bette Midler impersonator, Donna Maxon

7:30

SIAMS presents
"The Greenwich Village Folk Music Scene, Circa 1959 - 1964."


The Staten Island Acoustic Music Society (SIAMS) will present "The Greenwich Village Folk Music Revival Scene, Circa 1959-1964."  A number of local musicians will be playing various folk songs from this memorable era in New York. Email SIAMS for more info...

sunday may 13th      MOTHERS DAY

WEDNESDAY
MAY 16th

COAHSI

8pm M.C.EscherARTISTS SALON: SHOW AND TELL & NETWORKING PARTY
Calling all Staten Island artists! Share your artwork, music, poetry, performance, paintings, sketchbook, sculpture, movie, whatever. Artists need to see what their neighbors are up to. Come and share your activity at this COAHSI-sponsored event. You can bring CDs and DVDs of images, or your website gallery whatever. We have projector, sound system, lighting and more to help you share your work.
THURS MAY 17
THIRD THURSDAY        Store closes at 6:30    

Bicucle transportation alternatives staten island

6:30

Transportation Alternatives Staten Island
  Monthly Meeting for people dedicated to improving the Staten Island experience for human-powered vehicals. This special meeting happens after hours while the regular store is closed.

FRIDAY
MAY 18

closing early
at 8:00

 

The movie screening of VEGUCATED for tonight was
unfortunately cancelled by the presenter.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

-

Full Cup S.I. logoTherefore we decided to have no event tonight so we can close early and go to
VAN DUZER DAYS Benefit over at the Full Cup (388 Van Duzer Street)
Their benefit is a "casino-style" fundraiser with 4 bands, to raise funds for the upcoming 2012 Van Duzer Days festival, which is an awesome community labor of love.
Again its at the FULL CUP 388 Van Duzer St.
Tickets= $20 advance/$25 at the door
7pm - 11pm
ALL PROCEEDS go to creating Van Duzer Days 2012
Tickets are available at the Full Cup

SATURDAY
MAY 19
8pm
MUSIC:

STVJNS DAUGHS A short set of tone poems, rhythms, and/or songs featuring drums and face, electronics and bass.


8:30

Gera Clark 
MUSIC: GERA CLARK Native American Flute by GERA with TM DUBAS on keyboard and STVJNS DAUGHS on percussion.

SUNDAY
MAY 20
12:30 MEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons. Facilitated by Gera Clark


2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, usually here at ETG but sometimes elsewhere. Check their website for more info
TUESDAY
MAY 22
7pm C.T.Butler  SPECIAL:C.T. BUTLER
Founder of FOOD NOT BOMBS talks about the Consensus Training work he has been doing and more. Ideas from his book, On Conflict and Consensus, are staples of the democratic decision-making process as it's practiced in Occupy camps from the Bay Area to Baltimore. Similarly, the 1992 Food Not Bombs handbook, which Butler co-authored with fellow FNB co-founder Keith McHenry, provides a sort of blueprint for large-scale actions like Occupy, in which facilitators are challenged to synthesize wildly diverse groups of varying interests.  http://thephoenix.com/boston/news/128671-ct-butler-is-back-on-the-front-lines/
FRIDAY
MAY 25
7:30
Allergic to B'sMUSIC:ALLERGIC TO B's and Friends
Rock the house with Gary, Joan, Al and Joanne
SATURDAY
MAY 26
4pm FREE WORKSHOP:
NAN’S PLASTIC FANTASTIC

Learn how to knit your plastic bags into wall hangings and more.
Join Nan to prepare for the SECOND SATURDAY FESTIVAL in September.
  8pm

Jaclyn Shaw

OPEN MIC:
YEAR OF THE DRAGON OPEN MIC

with hostJACQUELINE SHAW. All mediums supported for your sharing at this special open mic. Sign-up starts at 7:30.

SUNDAY
MAY 27
2-4 Staten Island Acoustic Music SocietyPARTICIPATORY MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play together. All skill levels. Email SIAMS for more info...
 
OUR EVENTS ARE FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
JUNE 2012     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
                  ROBERT PADAVANO- Paintings
FRIDAY
JUNE 1
8pm
MUSIC:

STVJNS DAUGHS A short set of songs and music with bass guitar, drums, electronics and video.


8:40
Doug Grim

MUSIC: DOUGLAS GRIM You have heard this Staten Island keyboardist in the Subways playing Mussorgsky and Keith Emerson and original electronica. Now experience him on the ETG stage!

Guitar singer MICHAEL CARPENTER will open the show.

Doug Grim Dougn Grim
SATURDAY JUNE 2   GAY PRIDE PARADE to festival in Tompkinsville Park
8pm

FULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.
   
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours.

drumming

(I found the below online:)

Why do people go to Drum Circles?

  • For fun.
  • Sense of community.
  • Introduction to rhythm and percussion technique.
  • Musical expression.
  • Health benefits: stress-reduction, creative expression, and feeling better.
  • Experience of unity.

What is a community drum circle?

FRIDAY
JUNE 8

  ART BY THE FERRY Festival
COAHSI's SUMMERFEST

>>> EMY japanese traditional fusion jazz trio had to cancel, but will reschedule! Sorry for inconvenience.

7:30 ART: Projection picture show featuring work by local artists. PLUS...
8pm

Stvjns Daughs

 

MUSIC: STVJNS DAUGHS   
Original songs and music with bass guitar, drums, and electronics.

9pm
MUSIC: DOUGLAS GRIM
Progressive rock keyboard synthesist renders work by Mussorgsky, Keith Emerson, Beatles and his original electronica.

Doug Grim

SATURDAY
JUNE 9
  ART BY THE FERRY Festival
SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK
6pm

Art Collage

SECOND SATURDAY ART EVENT:
ROBERT PADOVANO Paintings

8pm

Rudi MwongoziRUDY MWONGOZI & SONWA Jazz Ensemble Original Jazz power-trio with Rudi Mwongozi on Keys, Issa Mwongozi on Drums, and Erich Hunt on Bass.

SUNDAY JUNE 10  ART BY THE FERRY Festival
TUESDAY
JUNE 12

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7pm

 MOVIE: “TWO SECONDS”  

Presented by Transportation Alternatives in celebration of Bike Month. Popcorn provided, BYO Bike! 

FRIDAY
JUNE 15
8pm

MOVIES: STATEN ISLAND FILMMAKERS
Jan Major and Eric Norcross will be screening
1) "Bologna and Lettuce",
directed by Mario Corry  (10 mins)
2) "Caroline of Virginia",
directed by Eric Norcross  (45 mins)

Won't you please join us?

SATURDAY
JUNE 16
7:30

Staten Island Songwriters Circle Showcase
S.I. SONGWRITER CIRCLE SHOWCASE NIGHT

Hosted by Jim Indell

THURSDAY JUNE 21st   SUMMER SOLSTICE
FRIDAY
JUNE 22
8pm

Harry Oppenheimer

 

MUSIC:
HARRY OPPENHEIMER
Appalacian Dulcimer music

9pm

Shar Ostrov

MUSIC: SHAR OSTROV Acoustic guitar singer/songwriter Shar Ostrov plays originals and covers (she likes to play) :))

SATURDAY JUNE 23 4pm FREE WORKSHOP:
NAN’S PLASTIC FANTASTIC

Learn how to knit your plastic bags into wall hangings and more.
Join Nan to prepare for the SECOND SATURDAY FESTIVAL in September.
 
7pm

Jaclyn Shaw

OPEN MIC!
YEAR OF THE DRAGON OPEN MIC

with hostJACLYN SHAW. All mediums supported for your sharing at this special open mic.

FRIDAY
JUNE 29
8pm

Shoot Hoops Not Guns logo 1MUSIC:
DOUG PRINCIPATO:
GRAND PEPPER OF REALITY
Doug Principato presents his new album of tunes, with special guests.

SATURDAY JUNE 30 8pm

COMMUNITY DRUMMING CIRCLE!
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.
   
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours.

OUR EVENTS ARE FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
JULY 2012     FEATURED ARTIST:  
                 L. NICHOLS Paintings
FRIDAY
JULY 6
8pm Rest Ashore
MUSIC: REST ASHORE, original indie math/rock band from Hoboken!
SATURDAY
JULY 7
6pm
ART RECEPTION: with L. NICHOLS  in person!
L. NicholsL. NicholsL. Nichols
8pm MUSIC: BLURPLE
Blurple
Concert for new Blurple CD release,
get yer free and excellent new BLURPLE CD!!

  9pm

MUSIC: SARA J.  
Human being plays good songs, here via Blue and Bones.

FRIDAY
JULY
13

8pm

MUSIC and MEDIA:
FULL-AWARENESS REALITY THEATER
   
Documentary video snippets mixed with live music and theater.
    STVJNS DAUGHS offers this entertainment about Fracking, Robots, Dick Cheney, Crop Circles, Number Numbness, and more!

SATURDAY
JULY 14
 
VAN DUZER DAYS   on facebook
  Raritan Bay Festival at Conference House Park
 1-6pm   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA M.   $20
6pm   2nd Saturday ART EXHIBIT: Paintings of L. NICHOLS 
L. Nichols
7:30 MUSIC: SIAMS presents
 Music Of SIMON and GARFUNKLE
: Many performers from around the big island of Staten play their favorite Paul Simon and Art Garfunkle songs!
FRIDAY
JULY
20
 
RAMADAN BEGINS 
8pm MUSIC: ALLERGIC TO B's
Allergic To B's
9pm
MUSIC:
THE CHARM ALARM

with Jamie and Shane
The Charm Alarm
Charm Alarm
SATURDAY
JULY 21
 
8pm

The Reelies

MUSIC: THE REELIES   James Girona and Katie Eights perform traditional Irish Music, Americana & country.

9pm

Isaac Gut

MUSIC: ISAAC GUT  Isaac Gut is a singer/songwriter from Brooklyn N.Y. who has been said to have a gentle campfire vibe

FRIDAY
JULY 27
8pm Kevin Herbert MUSIC: KEVIN HERBERT and Friends
A superb guitarist with a great touch and sound, says:
    "We have performed a variety of genres (vocal and instrumental) music which has included Gospel,Smooth Jazz, R&B,American Standards, Broadway, Bossa Nova, Easy Listening and more, We have been active for the past 7 years performing at cafes, Banquets, dinners, churches,coffee houses, weddings, private parties and several performances at C.T.V. studios. Some of us are members of Xchange Band which performs regularly on a weekly basis."  
9pm

stvjns daughs

MUSIC: STVJNS DAUGHS

Original songs and ambient texture jams by this solo bass, percussion,
electronic music artist.

SATURDAY
JULY 28
4pm FREE WORKSHOP:
NAN’S PLARN FANTASTIC
Learn how to knit with plastic bags and collaborate on a big PLARN art project for Deep Tanks Festival in Sept.
7pm

OPEN MIC
Jaclyn ShawYEAR OF THE DRAGON
OPEN MIC

with host JACLYN SHAW.
All mediums supported for your sharing at this special open mic.

OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
AUGUST 2012     FEATURED 2 ARTISTS:  
                 

SOPHIA CORINA - Paintings
SCOTT CALDERON - Paintings

FRIDAY
AUGUST 3

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8pm

MOVIE: "PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE"
Presented by Transportation Alternatives in celebration of Bike Month. Popcorn provided, BYO Bike!  I haven't seen this great film in decades. Join us for the fun.
    "Pee-wee Herman is not like the other boys. "I'm a loner... a rebel," he announces to his would-be girlfriend. He's a comic rebel without a pause. Inspired lunacy, PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE is one of the most inventive films in recent memory. This clever and wholly original work incorporates a wide variety of cinematic tools with a fresh and unique sense of style. Pee-wee Herman, a creation of writer-comedian Paul Reubens, is a great comic creation on a par with Chaplin's Little Tramp. Somewhat reminiscent of the most popular Jerry Lewis screen persona, Pee-wee is a magical, happy-go-lucky, occasionally mischievous little boy living in an adult body."

SATURDAY
AUG 4
6pm Beautiful Chaos: Scott Calderone and Sophia Corina  ART RECEPTION:
 Beautiful Chaos:
 SCOTT CALDERON &  SOPHIA CORINA
   

8pm


Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING MEDITATION FOR WORLD PEACE
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon to invigorate the positive energies of our world.  
   
Bring your drum or play one of ours.
Mandala
9pm MEDITATION
  FOR WORLD
  PEACE

15 mins

THURSDAY AUG 9

WORLD INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY
Mary   In 1994 the United Nations declared an  International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, but concerned about upsetting some member nations chose August 9 instead of the traditional "Columbus Day". There has been some annual international celebration on August 9 ever since.

Other related events are held in October, such as this one with John Trudell and Bad Dog in Nevada City.

FRIDAY
AUG 10

8pm

Honey Spine

MUSIC:

HONEYSPINE From Freedonia!

9pm
Phoebe Blue and the Make Baleav es
MUSIC: PHOEBE BLUE AND THE MAKE BALEAVES

SATURDAY
AUG 11

8pm

go GAMES NIGHT!
Go, Chess, Scrabble, Backgammon and more. What's your pleasure?

FRIDAY
AUG 17
8pm

MOVIES:
STATEN ISLAND FILM SERIES
hosted by Eric Norcross
 
3 excellent short films
and a Q&A

with the filmmakers.

FILMS
The Boat - Somchay Phakonkham (Australia) | Approx 15 Mins
Manipulation - Mario Corry (Brooklyn) | Approx 15 Mins
The Pancake Killer - Joshua Raphael Reynolds, Josh Steinbauer (Brooklyn) | Approx 6 Mins


Please wont you join us?

SATURDAY
AUGUST 18

 

8pm

 

Rosi Hertlein and John SarantosMUSIC:

JOHN SARANTOS contemporary Native American flutes

ROSI HERTLEIN Unconventional violin maestra

9pm
FRIDAY
AUG 24
8pm MUSIC: CHRISTOPHER HALL Jazz bassist for Rudy Mwongozi's SONWA brings jams to ETG
SATURDAY
AUG 25
7pm

OPEN MIC
Jaclyn ShawYEAR OF THE DRAGON
OPEN MIC

with host JACLYN SHAW.
All mediums supported for your sharing at this special open mic.

FRIDAY
AUG 31
8pm

JJ HayesMUSIC & POETRY:

New York City
ANTI-FOLK SHOW

hosted by JJ HAYES

1) KIRK KELLY gets to headline this evening of Antifolk because he is one of the founding fathers/mothers of the Scene that brought you the likes of most of you who are getting this invite. Any scene that really has roots in the Lower East Side must of its nature have some connection to that labor movement of the 19th and 20th centuries that allowed enough people to have a decent wage and working and living conditions thereby allowing them to have descendants who would be us. Kirk Kelly is that spiritual connection. This guy means it, man! Or rather he means it Go Man Go Antifest.

2) PINELAWN EMPIRE --Kirk Kelly was at the beginning of the scene, Pinelawn Empire is one of the more recent incarnations of the hard and fast punk inspired acoustic singer/songwriter style to which the word "antifolk" at one time referred. I am reading a biography of Hank Williams because of Pinelawn Empire's "The Lonesome Death of Hank Williams" As I look at the picture of Hank Williams and look at Pinelawn Empire's lead singer/songwriter Joe Vetter, and back again I wonder if that what appears to be a certain visionary quality in the lyrics might after all be eyewitness reporting. One can detect a certain anger, and laughter, a certain knife edge of resentment that researchers speculate could be from the ACTUAL SOUL of the great songwriter. Isaac Gillespie sings "I Will Wreck Your Life". Pinelawn Empire has one song that takes that theme so far into hell I dare you to come listen to it. Also don't want to miss Crack Rock Candy Mountain.

3) J.J. HAYES -- Having lost the Staten Island Arts scene in a bitter divorce, J.J. Hayes has taken to returning occasionally for surreptitious visitation. He has been called "The Johnny Cash of Staten Island: an awesome dude with a black hole of a voice, only J.C. never wrote songs about Bin Laden, N.W.A., or The Buddha." (Beau Alessi of Robot Princess). He has also been called "someone who might be a psychopathic/sociopathic liar and deceiver." (Anonymous). Hey I report, you decide. His "Timothy McVeigh" is scheduled to appear on the upcoming compilation by Tommy Bones. J.J. is hoping it will become a singalong hit.

OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
SEPTEMBER 2012     FEATURED ARTISTS:
            DAY DE DADA - "Transform" Mail Art Show

SATURDAY
SEPT 1

8pm


Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING MEDITATION FOR WORLD PEACE
   First of two circles this month! Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon to invigorate the positive energies of our world.  
   
Bring your drum or play one of ours.
Mandala
9pm MEDITATION
  FOR WORLD
  PEACE

15 mins

WEDNESDAY
SEPT 5

6pm

MEETING: OPEN SPACE SI
Open Space SI
The folks at Open Art Surgery Studio Gallery are ground-breaking a new art studio co-op. Come and find out more at this meeting.

http://www.openspacesi.com/
Open Space SI
FRIDAY
SEPT 7
8pm Gera Yahel
MUSIC: GERA YAHEL (aka Dane), who composes african rhythms on his acoustic bass guitar.

 

 

9pm

MUSIC: STVJNS DAUGHS, songs of peace played with bass, drum, electronics and vocals.
Stvjns Daughs

SATURDAY
SEPT 8

 
 1-6pm   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA M.   $20
6pm
ART RECEPTION:
Day De Dada Mail Art Show DAY DE DADA presents
"TRANSFORM", the Mail Art show!

Over 100 pieces of art from around the world & special neon art by Rudolph Montanez. Reception for the show is Saturday, September 8- 6:00 - 7:30pm.
Viewing of the exhibit is during the regular open hours of ETG Book Cafe, Fri - Sat 10:30am -10pm and Tue -Thur 10:30am - 6:30pm
This exhibit is part of Fluxfest NYC 2012, with performances at ETG Book Cafe on Friday Sept 28, from 7-9pm.
Transform Mail Art Show

7:30
Staten Island Acoustic Music SocietyMUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play together. Tonight, SIAMS presents the original Men In Black:
Songs of ELVIS, JOHHNY CASH, AND
ROY ORBISSON


FRIDAY
SEPT 14
7:30

Occupy Anniversary
OCCUPY MOVEMENT ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Occupy Wall Street   The nation-wide movement to rescue our world from money-corruption was born on September 17th 2011 with the occupation of Zuccotti Park. Tonight we will return our attention to the themes of this movement.
  We will have presentations as well as an open mic on the themes of this living evolution.
To participate with presentation, or help design the event, contact us!

SATURDAY
SEPT 15
2:30 Pupa Santiago

BORICUA GUITAR POWER with Pupa Santiago

Detailed compositions rock with soul. " ...like Santana meets Pink Floyd..."  Guitar virtuoso Santiago overlayers sounds and rhythms from his studio with live instrumentation creating a voluptuous musical experience.
8pm

West Fest Benefit
MUSIC: WEST FEST BENEFIT EVENT
A special event with Staten Island music stars
the QUEEN TIPSY BAND and KARLUS TRAPP!!
$20 suggested donation, pay what you can!
Pitch in to support this FREE community folk festival in Westerleigh Park, now in its 5th year! Queen Tipsy


SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH - ROSH HASHANA - YEAR 5773
THURS  SEPT 20
Store closes at 6:30

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7pm

Transportation Alternatives Staten Island
Monthly Meeting for people who want to improve the Staten Island experience for human-powered vehicals. This special meeting happens after hours while the regular store is closed.

FRIDAY
SEPT 21

8pm

MUSIC: A.I. FIREFLY, JOE DEMASO, & MATT WILSONya

Local music and lyrics by talented singer songwriters of New York City.

 

We Are Fireflies

SATURDAY
SEPT 22
  WEST FEST FOLK FESTIVAL IN WESTERLEIGH PARK
AUTMNAL EQUINOX
7pm OPEN MIC
Jaclyn ShawYEAR OF THE DRAGON
        
OPEN MIC

with host JACLYN SHAW.
All mediums supported for your sharing at this special open mic.
   
Also: VIV VASSAR's Birthday!
MONDAY
SEPT 25
7pm

MOVIE SCREENING: "BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN"
Hosted by Ann-Marie Selzer.
Battle for Brooklyn explores the poorly understood phenomenon of eminent domain abuse. Director Galinsky says the film is “really about the people retaking narratives from the media...”

"The pundits who continue to say they don't understand what the protesters behind the Occupy Movement want should take a look at this film."

FRIDAY
SEPT 28
7pm

FluxFest day de dada international skype art line-up
FluxFest
Global Artists' VIDEO-PHONE HAPPENING
Brain StormHosted by Mary Campbell and Vivian Vassar of DAY DE DADAand featuring performers around the world, skyping in their live performance art.

Fluxus—a name taken from a Latin word meaning “to flow”—is an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines.
Fluxus Manifesto

SATURDAY
SEPT 29
8pm

BLUE CIRCLE of the FULL MOON:   
Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleSecond OPEN COMMUNITY DRUMMING CIRCLE in a single calendar month!
Think of the star saphire. Thats what this drum circle is.
  Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon to invigorate the positive energies of our world.  
   
Bring your drum or play one of ours.
Mandala
9pm MEDITATION
  FOR WORLD
  PEACE

15 mins

OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OCTOBER 2012     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
                  SHERYL HUMPHREY - paintings

FRIDAY
OCT 5

7:30 VINCENT VOK MUSICAL BASH

with the lively community of musicians for Mr. Vok's birthday!
SATURDAY
OCT 6
2-4 Ben SherMUSIC: BEN SHER and friends afternoon jazz jam with Ben Sher/Emmett Sher Quartet
  8pm stvjnsMUSIC: IMPROVISATIONS & SONGS and other sounds with percussionist ANTHONY DIBLASIO, and bass percussion electronics and vocalist STVJNS DAUGHS.
etgbc bday 3
ETGBC 3rd bday

OCTOBER 8th

ETG BOOK CAFE : 7 Years Old

Tuesday OCTOBER 9th is JOHN LENNON's birthday!

FRIDAY
OCT 12

8pm MUSIC: RUSTY & JAN and Friends
This flute and guitar-singing duo from Pennsylvania play THICK AS A BRICK and other greats involving their many friends here on the big island..
SATURDAY
OCT 13
  SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK
5pm ART SHOW: SHERYL HUMPHREY paintings
Sheryl Humphrey
6:30

Staten Island OutLOUD! presents
"THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BLACKBIRD"

with the music of WAFOO and ALLERGIC TO B's
   A costumed poetry promenade, inspired by Wallace Stevens' haunting poem.
   
Join your neighbors, who’ll be costumed in flowing black robes, dramatic masks and other imaginative garb.  We’ll promenade as night begins to fall on our community.  We’ll carry feathery banners and twinkling lights.  We’ll sing.  We’ll read poetry.  And yes, there will be blackbirds!

8:30

MUSIC & MORE: GERA CLARK & TOM DUBAS
Gera ClarkCome celebrate! Gera's getting married-soon and G and TM are having a show of delight and fun with world flutes, keyboards and percussion, ALSO special a"muse"ments guaranteed to rock your chakras! PLUS there will be tarot readings by Adele- owner and psychic of Mystikal Wonders- Come at 7:30 on for a special $25 reading.

 
THURS 
OCT 18
Store closes at 6:30

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7pm

Transportation Alternatives Staten Island
Monthly Meeting for people who want to improve the Staten Island experience for human-powered vehicals. This special meeting happens after hours while the regular store is closed.

FRIDAY
OCT 19

8pm

SPECIAL: TEA CEREMONY
Chinese Culture Expo: LOTUS KINGWEN
with Martial Arts and Chinese Music

  9pm MUSIC: ARTIE KOENIG Songwriter and guitar singer, Koenig has a marvelous voice and presence, and reminds me of Gordon Lightfoot meets Gomer Pyle.
SATURDAY
OCT 20
8pm

Blustone
MUSIC: BLUSTONE
   This concert is also a celebration of the marriage of GERA CLARK (of the Silverlake Flute Circle) and TOM DUBAS (Gera's frequent accompanist) earlier this same day. BLUSTONE is "...the band that plays Rock - R&B - and the Blues just the way you like it!"
WEBSITE

SUNDAY
OCT 21
12:30 MEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons. Facilitated by Gera Clark
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, usually here at ETG but sometimes elsewhere. Check their website for more info

FRIDAY
OCT 26

6pm

BOOK art EVENT: "HAUNTED GARDEN"
by visionary painter Sheryl Humphry, who will be reading from her new book, with projections of the book artwork.

8pm

FULL MOON
DRUMMING CIRCLE!
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.
   
Drum and dance and otherwise generate and express energy with neighbors and friends. Bring your drum or play one of ours, and, if you can, please contribute $1 or more to the Love Jar.

SATURDAY
OCT 27
7pm YEAR OF THE DRAGON
        
OPEN MIC
#10
All mediums supported for your sharing at this special open mic.
SUNDAY
OCT 28
2-4
Staten Island Acoustic Music SocietyPARTICIPATORY MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play together. All skill levels. Email SIAMS for more info...
WEDNESDAY OCT 31 is HALLOWEEN
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
November 2012: Artist: Sheryl Humphrey; Doug Grim Pianoforte; SIAMS Carole King and James Taylor; Jazzo Imagination Eve; Healing Sing-Along;One Day- do as One; Transportation Alternatives Meeting; Harry Oppenheimer; Samy Skie; Allergic to B's; The Charm Alarm; Silverlake Flute Circle; Staten Island Songwriters Circle; Open Mic Year of the Dragon; S.I. OutLOUD film- "MARY ANNE COMES TO 'NAM"
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
DECEMBER 2012     FEATURED ART:
 
Sheryl Humphrey
GROUP SHOW: 2012 TRANSMUTATION "Darkness Into Light"
Sheryl Humphrey
SATURDAY
DEC 1
3-5 Caroline Cutroneo  AFTERNOON MUSIC:
CAROLINE CUTRONEO with JAMES BRENNAN: Special celebration of Sandy Brennan!
8-10

Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING MEDITATION FOR WORLD PEACE
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon to invigorate the positive energies of our world.  
   
Bring your drum or play one of ours.
Mandala
9pm MEDITATION
  FOR WORLD
  PEACE

15 mins

THURSDAY
DEC 6

7-9 Staten Island Ferris Wheel
MEET-UP: THE S.I. WHEEL: Community meeting on the subject of the Giant Observation Wheel, shopping mall and apartment building. Before the huge construction project can go ahead, the public and local residents are asked to express their thinking pro or con as part of the decision-making process. The final date for community questions and comment on the project is fast approaching (Dec 9th?) so this is one of the last chances to get more information and let your opinion be included.

FRIDAY
DEC 7

8pm Jazz StarMUSIC: The DALSENO TRIO: JAZZ drummer DARRELL SMITH leads this fine trio in performances of standards and originals.
SATURDAY
DEC 8
7pm MUSIC: FORGOTTEN BOROUGHS, FORGOTTEN Forgotten Borough, Forgotten SoundsSOUNDS: Official CD Release party for the collection of songs by 23 Staten Island musical artists. The album was produced and recorded by TOMMY BONES, financed with a grant through the Staten Island Arts Council, COAHSI.
Tonights show will be a series of performances by the album's artists of their song. The album features performances by Forgotten Borough Forgottn Sounds-portraitsThe MELON FARMERS, PAINTING SOLDIERS, GIGA HERB, MICHAEL DEMATO, SANDRA BENTSEN, J. J. HAYES, JOAN AND GARY MOORE, CASEY JOST, A. I. FIREFLY, STVJNS DAUGHS, PHOEBE BLUE, TOM BONES, SIMPLY SAM, BRYAN XO, SARA J, MATT WILSON, MARISSA CIANELLA, ENRICO ARCARO, JESSE BLUM, THERINA BELLA, JAMES GERONA.

FRIDAY
DEC 14

8pm  MUSIC: WILD POWER OF PEACE: Stvjns Daughs plays electronics, voices, percussion and bass guitar, Anthony D. plays assorted drums and percussion, to perform improv and songs, and some video shorts on the themes of the 2012 Transition.
9pm Doug Grim - pianoforte MUSIC: DOUG GRIM - PIANOFORTE
Progressive rock keyboardist plays a mix of classical and rock, both interpretations and originals.

SATURDAY
DEC 15

3pm
BOOK EVENT: "S.I. NOIR" Anthology of "noir" stories that take place on Staten Island. The producer and several authors will read from their contribution to the volume.
8pm

Caroline CutroneoJames Brennan

MUSIC: CAROLINE CUTRONEO and JAMES BRENNAN and friends. Singer Cutroneo and guitarist Brennan bring together a group for an evening of favorites and originals.

SUNDAY
DEC 16
12:30 MEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons. Facilitated by Gera Clark
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, usually here at ETG but sometimes elsewhere. Check their website for more info
THURS  DEC 20
Store closes at 6:30

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6:30

Transportation Alternatives Staten Island
Monthly Meeting for people who want to improve the Staten Island experience for human-powered vehicals. This special meeting happens after hours while the regular store is closed.

FRIDAY
DEC 21

 

WINTER LIGHT
Winter Solstice

   Come to ETG Book Cafe for a performance/music/ creative spectacle regarding the occasion of our world crossing the threshold of the solar year into the coming spring, and of the larger 5,126 year cycle marked by the Mayan Calendar, a cycle with it's own special qualities.
   From 6pm the cafe will be a creative art workshop. We invite YOU to make ornaments for our sculptural LADDER OF DREAMS, a tree-like altar built by Kelly Kristen that will receive your wishes for your new life in the next Age.
   At 7:30 we will ajourn to Tompkinsville Park across the street and together raise the STAR OF WONDER into the sky while round-singing Twinkle Twinkle with the giant ST GEORGE. Tree lights, free hot chocolate and star cookies courtesy of John Kilkullen and Tompkinsville Restoration Project.
   At 8pm will commence MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES on the Book Cafe stage by Stvjns Daughs, Anthony D, Carl Peckham, Katie McCarthy, Cheri Brunalt, Amy Hamburger, Michael Stipkala and more, climaxing with a DANCE SPECTACLE by Lys Rigante.
   Then we will share our collective humanity BIRTHDAY CAKE!
Won't you join us?

   This event is produced by the wee folk of CATPAW, the Community Association of Tompkinsvile Park Promoting Arts and Whimsy.

SATURDAY
DEC 22
7pm YEAR OF THE DRAGON
        
OPEN MIC
 #12
All mediums supported for your sharing at this special open mic.
SUNDAY
DEC 23
2-4
Staten Island Acoustic Music SocietyPARTICIPATORY MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play together. All skill levels. Today will be jams around holiday songs of various types.
Email SIAMS for more info...
SATURDAY DEC 24 & SUNDAY DEC 25   closed for CHRISTMAS
FRIDAY
DEC 28
8pm
KWAANZA CELEBRATIONS with "The Kwaanza Lady!
KwaanzaJanet G. Robinson, better known as the Kwanzaa Lady, tells about the holidays that celebrate the heritage of Africans and African-Americans.
    The name "Kwanzaa" comes from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanzaa," which means "first fruits of the harvest."
   There are 7 principles that correspond to the 7 days of Kwanzaa.
    December 28th is the 3rd Day of Kwanzaa, honoring the 3rd principle, Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility). UJIMA teaches us that we must build the sustainable communities, societies and world we all want for ourselves and to pass on to the people yet to come.
SATURDAY
DEC 29

8pm


Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING MEDITATION FOR WORLD PEACE
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon to invigorate the positive energies of our world.  
   
Bring your drum or play one of ours.
Mandala
9pm MEDITATION
  FOR WORLD
  PEACE

15 mins

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